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First off if he is doing 3D / art work he will need a monitor like this.

Amazon.com: Dell UltraSharp U3011 30-inch Widescreen Monitor with PremierColor - Max Resolution 2560 x 1600- 16:10 Aspect Ratio - Contrast Ratio 1000:1 - Response Time 7 ms - Supports Digital DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, Composite Video - Built-in Scaler for Multiple Resolutions: Computer & Accessories

absolutely the best color, quality screen available.

Second prebuilt or custom built?

If you can find someone in your area to build the computer for you, you could get a much better deal. (buy the parts yourself) If you can't, I would gladly build you anything you buy for free just pay shipping. Very hard to trust a random person on the internet, but I thought I would throw it out there.

If you go the pre-built route I would stay away from cyberpower, ibuypower, alienware. I have personally fixed a lot of their computers and the components in them are usually cheap and bad quality.
This. 100%, this.
He doesn't need $4000 worth of parts for a good machine to do what you're asking, he needs a good machine and a $1500 monitor.

Get him these parts with this monitor, if you must buy now. Order it from LUcomputers.com. They'll give you a great price + build it exactly as you want it and give you a parts/labor warranty.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145475
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102921
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371026
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371026
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145271
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115223
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131641


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post #52 of 415
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Oh, I remember one thing he told me last week, he said when he rendered his cinema 4d stuff " Or w/e Modeling or whatever " he said that it was extremely slow and annoying, I asked him about it and he told me wanted 16 cores or something and sli ? He said he would help pay for the "mother boord" but, I kinda just went along with him and said okay yeah, i'll get what you want...

And now I'm here.

This is really frustrating, and the replies are to much to answer everyone's questions, I don't know what to do at the moment, Glad I have 23 Days left.

-John
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post #53 of 415
Ask your son if he can do what he needs on a cluster.
If he can, build 4 Athlon II x4 systems for a total of 1200.
You can get 16 GB of ram for less then $200.
 
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post #54 of 415
give him a 4000$ newegg gift card :O
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post #55 of 415
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I remember him saying something about cluster.. but not sure.

All I know from right now he wants something to render his cinema 4d "models/intros" alot faster. That's what he mostly talks about when we talk... I want to give him the best and make him happy when he does his rendering or whatever it is on a computer. He performs nice quality videos though. It's probably illegal to post them here but, he is kinda good in my opinion. He works with indie companys.

-John
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This. 100%, this.
He doesn't need $4000 worth of parts for a good machine to do what you're asking, he needs a good machine and a $1500 monitor.

Get him these parts with this monitor, if you must buy now. Order it from LUcomputers.com.
NCIX.com also has a similar service. It costs $50.00 and they will build/test the computer + all the parts get a 1 year labor warranty.


    
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post #57 of 415
seems like he does need a 980x and like the most ram he can get and probably like a quadro or a tesla series video card.
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I'm going to point out my build again.

Those of you saying it's a gaming build, to a point it is, but actually think about what he's doing. The G110 keyboard has multiple programmable keys so he can set applications to launch. A 120 GB SSD and 2 x 2tb drives for storage. 12 GB ddr3 on a tri channel board. OK, so a gtx 580 may be over kill, but he would be set for the future. Same with a 850W PSU. HAF 932 cause it has lots of air flow to keep things cool. The mx518 mouse again, multiple customizable buttons so he can streamline what he does. He said photoshop so I included a pen tablet( top of the line). if he's not actually using photoshop that much, then I'd remove it. You could replace the Lacie monitor with a 30" 2560x1600 panel, but the Lacie monitor has great color as well. 24" isn't huge, but not puny at all, and you could always include a 2nd to give him space for the video editing software control panels. Dual monitor set ups have great value as well.
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Wow did not know those Processor's are 1,000.
This is not good

-John
post #60 of 415
why not get him a mac pro? looks like he use his system mainly for design.

if you really want windows, wait a little bit for ivy bridge.
Edited by Born4TheSky - 2/9/11 at 10:19am
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